21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Twin Peaks, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and San Francisco Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument.

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Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toYellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Norris Geyser Basin and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Explore hidden gems such as Upper Geyser Basin and Gibbon Falls. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, admire all the interesting features of Yellowstone Institute, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Book of Mormon as well as Central Park. Appreciate the collections at The Met Cloisters and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Washington Square Park. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, go for a walk through Times Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and then witness the site of a historic battle at Stones River National Battlefield. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, examine the collection at The George Jones, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Nashville itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nashville when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Stones River National Battlefield
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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Whitney Plantation and then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District and then enjoy some diversion at Escape My Room New Orleans.

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You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in October, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Rim Trail and then get great views at Powell Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from New Orleans in October, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Madame Tussauds Hollywood will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Petersen Automotive Museum and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. There's much more to do: look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at The Broad, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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